The significant role of newspapers in shaping the society has been perceived since the dawn of its history. Newspapers are historically known for offering a wide array of information and knowledge sources . Newspaper have been the most conventional and popular medium of conveying local, regional, national and international news to the readers. Newspaper serve us the latest happenings in different parts of the world through a network of correspondents and news agencies.
The national dailies employ their correspondents and reporters in all the major cities of the world. The major newspapers like the New York Times, shape and influence the views, opinions and attitudes of millions of readers throughout the world. They are the guardians of liberty, civic and human rights in the civilised world. Newspapers keep the people informed about the political happenings of their government. They give in detail the statements of speeches made by the rulers at public meetings of on the radio of television.
They also report the events of political parties and leaders. Standard newspapers criticize the policies and statements of the government or of the political parties in a fair (just) way. Newspapers describe the economic policies of the government. For example they describe its import and export policies, its plans for future economic development, and the prices of different things fixed by it, and so on. Our newspapers have always reported in detail the economic policies of our different government in the fields of agriculture, industry and commerce.
They have also described the problems of labors, farmers and other working people and suggested their solutions. Newspapers give a true and correct picture of society. They describe the activities of the people in different fields like education business industry, law, medicine, science, and so on. They tell us about the activities of students and teachers, businessmen, industrialists, lawyers, doctors, scientists and all categories of working people.
They convey information regarding the different crimes taking place every day. Newspapers tell about the political, economic and social changes in different countries. They give descriptions of changes government and revolutions in different parts of the world. They give descriptions of changes taking place in other societies in education, science, and medicine industry agriculture and defense preparation.